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OldFashioned Day – an opportunity to step back in time to see demonstrations of heritage crafts and trades by local people who still know how – will be presented by the Eaton Corner Museum on Sunday afternoon, August 14th, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm at the Cookshire Fair Grounds in the Salle MacAulay. Old Fashioned activities and homemade refreshments are included in the price of admission.
There is a rich cultural heritage in our area, and we’d like to encourage an interest in the skills that used to be passed on from generation to generation, but are now sadly disappearing. Old Fashioned Day gives visitors an opportunity to watch how to do things like our grandparents used to do: quilting, wool spinning and carding, weaving, needlepoint, chicken scratch embroidery, blacksmithing, timber frame construction, knife making, wood carving, and much more. There will also be a talk on how to preserve your garden seeds for next year, and exhibits of antique tools and machinery (including a sock knitting machine from the 1800s). To increase your enjoyment of this trip back to yesteryear, there will be horse and wagon rides, “old tyme” music all afternoon, children’s activities, and homemade refreshments, all included in the price of admission.
Plans for Museum expansion are full steam ahead
Plans for the Eaton Corner Museum expansion project are moving ahead full steam this summer. The Museum Society is purchasing six acres of land in the heart of the Village of Eaton Corner,